California Secretary of Transportation Dale Bonner to speak at Los Angeles HSR conference next week!
In March 2007 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Dale E. Bonner to lead the State's Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (BT&H). As Secretary, he oversees 14 departments and several economic development programs and commissions consisting of more than 44,000 employees and a budget of $20 billion, a budget larger than that of most states in the nation. The Agency's portfolio is one of the largest and most diverse in the State of California. Its operations address myriad of issues that directly impact the state's economic vitality and quality of life including transportation, public safety, affordable housing, international trade, financial services, tourism, and managed health care.
During his tenure, Mr. Bonner has spearheaded implementation of the voter-approved $19.9 billion transportation bond and the $2.85 billion housing bond, and the new statewide program to attract private investment in public infrastructure. Mr. Bonner is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, the Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission, and the California Travel and Tourism Commission. As Secretary, Mr. Bonner also serves on the High Speed Rail Bond Finance Committee, the Board of Directors of the California Housing Finance Agency, the California Coastal Commission, the California Strategic Growth Council, the California-Mexico Border Relations Council, and numerous other boards and commissions.
Learn about the amazing high speed rail system Spain is building all across their country, and how they are doing it more economically than others
Hear about the largest high speed rail project in the history of the world - China - and how they are building it in a handful of years with 42 new lines underway all at the same time!
Get a glimpse of the proposed Transbay Terminal intermodal center in San Francisco for the new HSR lines to integrate with other transit, and the city.
Learn how France changed their nation by building high speed rail at a time when rail ridership was declining. The new HSR systems generated huge ridership all across the nation.
See how California is building consensus across the largest state in America to build support for their HSR mega project, in the face of much doubt and skepticism.
Listen to the story of how the grassroots movement of students in California help get out the vote in favor of HSR, to help make it happen.
See how California will again lead in the area of sustainability with the most significantly green system possible - high speed rail.
Hear about all this a much more at High Speed Rail 2010 in Los Angeles!
Executives from these companies will be at the conference:
Balfour Beatty AECOM Parsons Brinkerhoff Bechtel Flour ARTBA CRCC (China) Korail TUC Rail Alstom Siemens Talgo Bombardier Terracon Ardanuy NKT Cables Southwire Fooke CalPirg First Southwest Investment Bank Mc Dean Finley Engineering Wilbur Smith
California High Speed Rail Authority California Dept. of Transportation Renfe TSDI (China) Foster + Partners Architects HOK KCI Technologies Autodesk Bentley Systems Hill & Knowlton Pandrol Liebherr Arcadis CSR (China) Shaw Group Faithful+Gould Holland & Knight Manatt NDF (China) Lockheed Martin Raytheon Sumitomo Urban Land Institute
Don't miss this exciting high speed rail event of the year - High Speed Rail 2010! Los Angeles is the place to be June 17-18.
Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.
High speed rail is revolutionizing the rest of the world, and now its America's turn. Be part of the excitement in Los Angeles on June 17.
USHSR California HSR Map
California High Speed Rail... coming soon. (Photo: NC3D)
The California High Speed Rail project is an 800-mile, $40-billion, state-of-the-art transportation project that will revolutionize mobility in the state.
This new rail system will bring California and America up to the level of the rest of the industrialized world in advanced transportation. The new system will carry more than 116 million passengers each year while saving time, energy, lives, and the environment!
This will be the single largest public works construction project in California's history! Just the Facts
Fast trains... arriving in California soon! (Photo: NC3D)
"There's no reason Europe or China should have the fastest trains" -President Obama, January 27, 2010
Highlighted Speakers Include:
U.S. Congressman Jim Costa, California (Invited)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, California (Invited)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Invited)
CA State Assembly Member Cathleen Galgiani
New York Senator Malcolm Smith
Judge Quentin L. Kopp, California High Speed Rail Authority
Josep-Maria Ribes, President and CEO - Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A., Spain
Katherine Perez, Executive Director - Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles
Rod Diridon, HSR Committee Chair - APTA
Juan Matias Archilla, Director International Projects - Renfe, Spain
Jeffrey Boothe, Partner - Holland & Knight, Washington, DC
Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, Executive Director - Transbay Joint Powers Authority, CA
Lan Mond, International Business Mgr. - NDF, China
Petra Todorovich, Director - America 2050
Jo Linda Thompson, HSR Policy Advisor & Executive Director - Association for Ca. High Speed Trains
Huw Thomas, Partner - Foster+Partners, London
Jack Kinstlinger, Chairman Emeritus, KCI Technologies; ARTBA HSR
Joseph Borremans, Senior International Project Manager (HSR) - Tuc Rail, Belgium
Antonio Perez, CEO - Talgo, Spain
David Carol, Director High Speed Rail - Parsons Brinckerhoff
William Schroeer, State Policy Director - Smart Growth America
Stuart Sirota, Partner, TND Planning Group
Cecilia Ribalaygua, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
John Krieger, Counsel, US PIRG
High capacity, efficient transportation for America
"Now, standing-room-only crowds show up when rail is on the agenda" -New York Times, November 6, 2009
Hear about the many ways high speed rail will bring California and the nation into the 21st century: A state-wide high speed rail system will create efficient, safe mobility for all, end our dependency on oil, and is the most significant solution to climate change. Creating millions of jobs across America, a new high speed rail system will lead the next real estate boom, spark a new industrial revolution, and stimulate the entire American economy.